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Act Now to Support Shooting Ranges on Public Land!

June 19th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

Call 202-224-3121 or Send an Email Our partners at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have informed us that a vote on a critical piece of legislation promoting recreational shooting could be coming up TODAY in the U.S. House of Representatives. We need your help to urge Congress to support shooting ranges on public lands. […]

Act Now to Support Shooting Ranges on Public Land!

RELEASE: Final Land Cap Bill Falls Short

June 15th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Last-minute amendments undo months of sound, sensible work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2012 Contact: Kent Wood (517) 346-6462 Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI –Michigan United Conservation Clubs was disappointed to see political wrangling undo months of solid, productive work on an issue of great importance to many Michigan residents: Public land policy. Senate […]

RELEASE: Final Land Cap Bill Falls Short

June 14, 2012 Conservation Insider

June 14th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the June 14, 2012 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Bottle Bill & Land Cap Heading to the Governor. Click here to read all about it!

June 14, 2012 Conservation Insider

Land Cap Bill Enroute to Governor’s Desk

June 14th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

The Land Cap Bill passed the House on a close vote (58-52), was concurred in the Senate, and is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The bill was amended in committee by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) to the point where MUCC went to neutral. Unfortunately, the issue fell victim to last-minute political […]

Land Cap Bill Enroute to Governor’s Desk

MUCC, Legislature Helps Narrow Scope of Bottle Bill Changes

June 13th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

As summer starts kicking into high gear, it’s time for our favorite warm weather outdoor activities, grilling, and ice cold drinks. Of those activities, ice cold drinks, or at least the containers for certain ice cold drinks, has been the biggest topic of discussion at the capitol over the last few days. The legislature is […]

MUCC, Legislature Helps Narrow Scope of Bottle Bill Changes

Land Cap Bill Vote Expected In House

June 12th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

The Michigan House of Representatives will be voting on the Land Cap Bill – Senate Bill 248 – as early as tomorrow, June 13th. A number of changes have been made to the version that passed the House Natural Resources committee. MUCC opposes these changes. The changes would put a statewide cap in place until […]

Land Cap Bill Vote Expected In House

Land Cap Bill Moves to House Floor

June 6th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

The Land Cap bill (SB 248) passed the House Natural Resources Committee with amendment on Tuesday along a party-line vote, with one member passing. With the changes, MUCC went neutral on the bill. The changes would put a cap on the entire state until May 1, 2015, during which time the Michigan DNR would be […]

Land Cap Bill Moves to House Floor

Man Charged with Selling Live Asian Carp in Michigan

June 5th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Breaking news: An Arkansas man is facing 12 felony counts of possessing and selling live Asian carp in Michigan. The fish were allegedly transported and sold from tanks housed in a semi-truck. The charges follow a joint investigation by the DNR’s Special Investigation Unit and Commercial Fish Enforcement Unit. Click this link for the DNR’s […]

Man Charged with Selling Live Asian Carp in Michigan

June 1, 2012 Conservation Insider

June 4th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the June 1, 2012 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Public Access, Wolves and Deer. Click here to read all about it!

June 1, 2012 Conservation Insider

Changes Made to Shoreline Grooming Bill

June 1st, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

A bill that would allow Great Lakes property owners to mow and groom weeds and invasive plants along the water’s edge without a permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality passed the Senate recently and is starting to see some action in the House. MUCC had originally raised concerns about the affect the language […]

Changes Made to Shoreline Grooming Bill

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